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Rustic Cafe

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Main St, Lismore, Ireland
+353 58 72979
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Today
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best little cafe!

This cafe is awesome and was a highlight of our trip to Ireland. We went to Lismore to see Lismore Castle and the day we went was chilly and damp, so we were looking for a little place to get some tea. We found the rustic cafe- and we are so glad we did! We just ordered a cup of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
jessie j
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This cafe is awesome and was a highlight of our trip to Ireland. We went to Lismore to see Lismore Castle and the day we went was chilly and damp, so we were looking for a little place to get some tea. We found the rustic cafe- and we are so glad we did! We just ordered a cup of... More 

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France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If you go Lismore, visti teh castle...but you can't miss this coffee shop. The ladies are very nice, kind, helpful... everything the sell is home made, my kids loved the soup...and the desserts are just fantastic. It's a small place, not a big coffe shop qhere they do'nt mind about you, the ladies take the time to help you and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Very helpful and very friendly staff and very happy to chat and give info about all.lovely. The BEST part was the chocolate biscuit we so much love it. I would LOVE to have that recipe!

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stopped into the rustic cafe for a quick lunch and we were surprised by the quality of the food and hospitality with which met us there. A gorgeous beef and veg soup and delicious toasted special served by three ladies who showed genuine friendliness and welcome. Super spot

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stopped in for lunch after a lovely time in the gardens of Lismore Castle. Proprietress let me know where the nearest ATM was, and gave my wife a complementary coffee and a piece of cake while she waited for me to return. It is a great sandwich place. Had a great Ham, cheese and coleslaw sandwich panini with a wonderful... More 

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Cork, Ireland
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

food soaked in grease and overcooked ,proprietor overbearing and rude. max rating 1 out of 10.i must say it gave a somewhat negative impression of what is otherwise a wonderful town.

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Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

There's not much choice in lismore in a Sunday, the cafe looks welcoming enough but it's narrow and very dark at the back. We just wanted coffee which came with lovely free taster biscuit, and a great iced bun for junior but the coffee was quite possibly the worst I have ever tasted. It had a weak and burnt back... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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224 reviews 224 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

After a long drive to Lismore to visit the castle we were looking for a cup of tea before going into the gardens. So we ended up in this place and had a tea with a scone. the tea came in nice china and had a lovely piece of cake next to it. the scones were ok, but the Jam... More 

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carlow
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

sauntering up the street in Lismore we spotted this little cafe and stepped in and boy are we delighted we did.The two ladies seemed genuinely interested in us. We ordered tea and cakes which arrived quickly on lovely china. Our children loved the chocolate cake.Although the restaurant was busy the atmosphere was very relaxed.We had a lovely conversation with both... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

In September 2013 we took a day trip to Lismore, Waterford. it was my first time there and we went and saw the beautiful Lismore Castle. We also visited St. Carthage's cathedral which was just absolutely wonderful. My husband and I spent ages walking around it and reading the different plaques erected to the memory of various people. Afterwards we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main St, Lismore, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Lismore
  • Phone Number: +353 58 72979

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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